Wall Heating Systems: Types And Benefits
As their name suggests, wall heaters attach to walls, not the floor like other heating systems. The wall heaters are suitable for small rooms, such as studio flats. Below are the types and benefits of wall heaters.
Wall heaters are available in different types. Below are the common types.
Convention describes the rise of high-temperature fluids with the simultaneous fall of low-temperature fluids. Convection occurs because fluids are denser at low temperatures than at high temperatures. Convection wall heaters use this principle to disperse heated air. A fan drives the air out of the heater, and the air rises as it warms the house.
Radiation is the energy emission as electromagnetic waves by warm bodies. Radiant wall heaters use this principle to warm homes. The heaters heat a solid material, usually a ceramic piece, which radiates heat. Radiation releases heat in all directions and results in even heating.
Vented wall heaters draw air from outside the house. The heater mixes the air with fuel and burns the mixture to release energy. The combustion byproducts, such as carbon monoxide, exit the system and house via a vent on top of the burner.
Ventless wall heaters draw combustion air from their immediate surroundings. The heater discharges the combustion byproducts into the same surroundings. The combustion byproducts boost the heater's efficiency since they have some residual heat. A safety mechanism turns off the system in case it depletes the oxygen in the room.
Most wall heaters generate heat by burning fuel. Natural and propane gas is the usual fuel of choice. Installation costs, fuel availability, and maintenance determine whether to install an electric wall heater.
Many wall heaters use gas, but heating companies also produce wall heaters that use electricity. Electric wall heaters have a heating element that heats the air or ceramic material, heating the room.
Different heating systems have different strengths. Below are some benefits of wall heaters.
They Are Easy To Install
Wall heaters are easy to install. Installation is easy and affordable since the heaters are small and don't require ductwork.
They Work Fast
Wall heaters work fast, so you don't need to heat your room in advance if you have one. Fast heating is possible because the appliances heat small spaces directly – they don't have to circulate heated air to different rooms.
They Save Space
Wall heaters space for two main reasons. First, the heaters are smaller than other HVAC equipment. Secondly, the heaters go on the walls, leaving your floor space for other uses.
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